Ready, Set, Crunch: Marriott Delivers Workout Options ‘Fit For You’

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ — It’s crunch time and not just for LA Marathon runners. March is here and the race is on to shed those last few pounds before spring. With this week’s final delivery of complimentary in-room fitness by Marriott, guests can now choose from a variety of ‘Fit For You’ options that best suit their dietary needs and workout style.

“Our goal with the ‘Great Health — Fit For You’ program is to create an a la carte menu of health and fitness. Guests can pick and choose where they want to work out, how they want to work out and the food they want to accompany their program,” said Nusrat Mirza, director of operations, Marriott International, Inc. “Gen X, Baby Boomers, overweight or physically fit — we have something for everyone, from the restaurant to the guest room.”

With a touch of a button, guests can have one of three new fitness workouts delivered to their room: the Body Rev, the Bodywedge21 and Michael Sena’s Traveling Trainer Kit. Created by former Navy Seal and trainer Alden Mills, the BodyRev is a portable exercise device with an accompanying video that delivers a full-body aerobic and strength training workout in 15 minutes. Also available is the Traveling Trainer Kit, designed by fitness guru Michael Sena. It includes fitness club-style resistance tubes and an easy-to-follow instructional guide to improve strength, balance and energy. The third option is the Bodywedge21, which offers an inclined foam wedge imprinted with 21 different exercises to target abs, buttocks, thighs, triceps, chest and lower back.

Additional ‘Great Health – Fit For You’ options include:

* 24-hour fitness facilities, open seven days a week, available at all
Marriott and Renaissance full-service and select-service hotels
* health-conscious dining options for low-fat, carb-conscious and low-
cholesterol diets available at Marriott Hotels & Resorts locations
* in-room workout videos from On Command available at all full-service
Marriott and Renaissance hotels
* fitness classes ranging from yoga and aerobics to spinning offered at
select Marriott and Renaissance hotels and resorts
* grab-and-go items that include salads, bottled water and a variety of
ready-to-eat snacks at Courtyard, Marriott and Renaissance hotels and
* personal trainers available at select Marriott and Renaissance hotels
and resorts
* basketball and volleyball facilities courtesy of Renaissance
ClubSport, located in Walnut Creek, Calif., and the new Mission Viejo
Marriott opening in early 2006
* full-service spa facilities at 49 Marriott and Renaissance locations

These new offerings are a component of the new look and feel of Marriott, a fresh approach influenced by the world’s foremost innovations in design, technology, culinary expertise, service and comfort. Guests will begin to experience this evolution across Marriott brands throughout the year.

For more information on Marriott International, Inc., make reservations or view a complete listing of offerings by hotel, visit or call (800) 228-9290.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with over 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 65 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has approximately 133,000 employees. It is ranked as the lodging industry’s most admired company and one of the best places to work for by Fortune(R) magazine. In fiscal year 2004, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $10 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at

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